Your snowboards size has a big effect to your snowboard riding ability. Snowboarders need to bear in mind those factors while opting for a snowboard size: height and weight, gender, snow conditions, riding style and ability level.
All those factors can be calculated into the to determine the proper snowboard length.
To better bear in mind the criteria for your snowboard sizing choice, you need to learn the necessary elements of snowboard technology. Below is an summary of each key part of a snowboard and how it can best possible fit your riding style.
Width of Snowboards Waist
It's the narrowest aspect of the snowboard. This is the middle, situated between the bindings. Waist width of a snowboard should be wider then the scale of your snowboard boots. If you snowboard it too narrow for you boot dimension then your feet or heels would possibly hang over the edge and lead to you to loose control of the snowboard.
Radius of Sidecut
This is the measurement of how deeply or shallow the snowboards cut is from the nose end to the middle of a board. A board with a larger sidecut will make big arching turns.The smaller the sidecut radius the tighter it is possible for you to to turn.
Rocker / Camber
A snowboards camber is the amount of space under the arch of a snowboard when laid on a flat floor with its weight on the nose and tail. In most new boards you wish to have a quite springy camber, which helps stabilize the board at higher speeds and makes it more straightforward to carve. Reverse camber, sometimes called "Rocker" models at the moment are available which arch in the other way and make allowance for extra pop on ollies. The reverse camber technology is mostly present in snowboards made for tricks and terrain park riding.
A snowboards effective edge is the length of the metal area that contacts the snow. This does not include the edge of the tip or tail. The effective edge completely touches the snow whilst the board is in a carved turn. A smaller effective edge produces a touchy, and more simply turnable snowboard, at the same time as a longer efficient edge produces a extra stable, and controllable snowboard.
The overall length is measured from the end of the board to the tail and is usually expressed in Centimeters (cm). Shorter snowboards are really helpful for terrain parks and lengthy snowboards for big mountain and powder riding.
Use this Snowboard Size Chart & Graph
You can also use the Snowboard Sizing Calculator at http://www.snowboardsizing.org